Folsom Library Announces Trial Period for AVON Streaming Video Service

Folsom Library is pleased to announce that the Academic Video Online, or AVON, streaming video service is now available for trial until Friday, June 8. The service delivers more than 62,000 titles spanning a wide range of subject areas, so check it out and let the Library staff know what you think!.

Brandeis University Professor to Speak at Cognitive Science Event

May 24, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: Sage 4101
As users become more accustomed to conversation-like interactions with their devices, the demand for more sophisticated human-computer interactions is rapidly increasing. In his presentation, "Modeling Common Ground for Multimodal Communication," James Pustejovsky, Professor of Computer Science, Language and Linguistics at Brandeis University, will examine this changing landscape in the context of human-machine interaction in a shared workspace to achieve a common goal.

Registration Open for Rensselaer Union Activities Fair

Monday, May 28, 2018 9:00 AM - Mon , September 10, 2018 9:00 AM
Where: Armory Rensselaer Union
Cost: Free
Description: On Wednesday, August 29, the Rensselaer Union Activities Fair will host over 230 clubs, organizations and department programs for the campus. This year's event will utilize the Rensselaer Union as well as the Armory so that all of the groups can more fully showcase their activities, recruit members, and show accountability for the use of student activity fee dollars. All interested groups or organizations are encouraged to register by August 20.
Contact: Cameron McLean 518-276-6505



Sign Up for a Day of Whitewater Rafting!

Saturday, June 16, 2018 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Off-campus (see description)
Cost: $20
Description: Join the Rensselaer Outdoor Pursuits and Education (ROPE) program for an adventure-filled day of whitewater thrills, featuring an amazing day-long trip consisting of 17 miles of exciting whitewater rafting down the upper Hudson River. Combined with spectacular scenery, this trip will provide you with opportunities in which to challenge yourself! The bus departs from the Rensselaer Union at 7:30am. Sign up on June 11 or 12 to reserve your spot!
Contact: Rensselaer Union 518-276-6505



Moody's Investors Service Affirms Rensselaer's Positive Credit Rating

Moody’s Investors Service has affirmed Rensselaer's creditworthiness as A3, citing its large scale of operations, healthy student demand for its technology-oriented programs, growing net tuition revenue, strong fundraising, and President Shirley Ann Jackson's transformative leadership.

How a Cell Knows When to Divide

How does a cell know when to divide? We know that hundreds of genes contribute to a wave of activity linked to cell division, but new research shows that cells must first grow large enough to produce four key proteins in adequate amounts in order to generate that wave. The study, published today in Cell Systems, offers a path for controlling the balance between cell growth and division, which is implicated in countless diseases, including cancers.

TIAA Offering Confidential Retirement Counseling June 11

Monday, June 11, 2018 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: HR, Gurley Bldg, 2nd Floor
Description: A TIAA Financial Consultant will be on campus for one-on-one consultations on a broad range of retirement topics. Attend this upcoming event to help you become better informed and more confident about Rensselaer's retirement plan benefits!
Contact: Human Resources 518-276-6302


Sign Up for The Arch Kick-Off Event!

All Rensselaer students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend The Arch Kick-Off to celebrate the Class of 2020 Arch participants! The event, which will be held from noon to 2:00pm on Wednesday, May 23, will feature an international fair and BBQ on the terrace of the Russell Sage Ballroom, and Summer Guide Books will also be available for those who wish to immerse themselves in all things Arch this summer. If you'd like to attend, please register by 5:00pm on May 22, then plan to show up hungry and get ready to play some games!

HR, TIAA Announce Financial IQ Challenge

Rensselaer's Division of Human Resources and TIAA have teamed up to announce the Financial IQ Challenge! From now through June 15, all members of the campus community are encouraged to take the Challenge and learn important information about financial and retirement planning, with five new questions added to the Challenge each day. Participants are automatically entered for a chance to win an iPad Mini every time they play—the more you play, the better your chances of winning—so sign on every day. Good luck!

Rensselaer Athletics Posts Weekly Review & Preview

Grant O'Connor

Find out what's happening with some of the members of Rensselaer's track and field team, and don't forget about the Let's Go Red! golf tournament coming up on June 4!